To Die in Mexico combines gripping descriptive writing with fast-paced crime action.
Gives an in-depth treatment of Mexico’s top national security threat and a major national security threat to the United States: international drug trafficking.
Rigorous political analysis of the drug war based on on-the-ground reporting.
Gibler, is a prime example of "new journalism"--the unembedded journalist whose work is based on thorough historical research and on-the-ground reporting (think Dahr Jamal, Christian Parenti).
Gibler was profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered" in Dec 2006 as part of a special report on the growing number of leftist movements in Latin America that are attracting a new generation of young American leftists to places like Mexico. They often report for Web-based media outlets, instead of traditional venues like newspapers.
Gibler was Democracy Now's correspondent during the civil disobedience uprising in Oaxaca. He also spent two years as a Global Exchange Human Rights Fellow, which gives him a full-access media pass to events in Mexico that most independent journalists are denied.